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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008 12:00 pm | Updated: 5:05 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Justin Cox

Killeen Daily Herald

A man and a woman accused of murdering a Killeen man April 26 were indicted Wednesday by a Bell County grand jury.

Julius Wilson Jr., 36, of Killeen, and Dannece Shawnta Jenkins, 26, aka Yella or Yellow, of Los Angeles, will both be charged as repeat offenders since both have previously been convicted of felonies. The enhancement bumps the minimum punishment range to 15 to 99 years in prison, if they are convicted.

Jenkins had been held in South Carolina after being arrested on a felony weapons charge. Jenkins was extradited to Killeen and served with the murder warrant.

Killeen police's SWAT unit arrested Wilson in the 500 block of Avenue G on June 12. Both are being held in the Bell County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Killeen police believe the pair are responsible for the death of Gerardo Neave Garcia, who died at Scott & White Hospital in Temple on May 2.

The arrest affidavit said a witness saw Wilson strike Garcia over the head with a bedpost because Wilson wanted to collect on money Garcia owed him. Wilson and Jenkins went through Garcia's pockets and removed his wallet, the affidavit stated.

Police found Garcia bleeding from a head injury after receiving a 911 call on April 26 about a man lying in a field in the 300 block of North 14th Street.

He was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood before being airlifted to Scott & White Hospital, where he died seven days later.

The grand jury issued 28 additional indictments on the following charges:

Johnny Steven Boren, 43, of Belton; possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram, March 16.

Charles Ray Sanders, 41, of Pendleton; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, June 19.

Christopher Alexander Smith, 20, of Belton; burglary of a building, July 21.

Michael Pat Thompson, 49, of Harker Heights; forgery by passing, March 27.

Lee Vaugh Davis, 38, of Killeen; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, June 9, habitual offender.

Gregory J. Worley, 25, of Harker Heights; injury to a child with serious bodily injury, July 21.

Porfirio Castro Jr., 29, of Temple; evading arrest with a motor vehicle, June 24.

Emmanuel G. Ibarra, 20, of Temple; failure to stop and render aid and subsequent manslaughter, both charges in connection with a May 22 incident.

Edward Glen O'Brien, 43, of Holland; robbery, July 5, repeat offender.

Lameil Coats, 28, of Temple; burglary of a building, Aug. 10.

Daniel Sott Crater, 24, of Austin; theft, more than $1,500, Nov. 25.

Mario Gadsen II, 19, of Killeen; credit card abuse, May 20.

John William Van De Walker, 29, of Killeen; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, July 15.

Jason Willard Jackson, 20, of Killeen, and Christopher Anthony George, 19, of Killeen; robbery, July 15.

DeMarcus Antonio Racks, 27, of Killeen; possession of cocaine, 4 to 200 grams, Feb. 13.

Marshaun Shiviern Wilson, 28, of Killeen; aggravated assault against a public servant, July 19; possession of cocaine, 4 to 200 grams, July 19; and evading arrest with a motor vehicle, July 19.

Arthur Eugene Henry Jr., 24, of Killeen, and Faith Sharita Ransom, 23, of Killeen; possession of cocaine, 1 to 4 grams, July 24.

Kerwin Deshun Hardaway, 36, of Killeen, and Juanita Tobler, 50, of Killeen; possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram, July 29.

Tamara Sue Rhodes, 40, of Harker Heights; secure execution of a document by deception, Feb. 1, 2006.

Jami Evans, 30, of Temple; secure execution of a document by deception, Jan. 19.

Esteban Guzman, 48, of Belton; driving while intoxicated for the third time or more, Jan. 1.

Jose Luis Garcia, 31, of Killeen; family violence, enhanced, May 30.

Contact Justin Cox at jcox@kdhnews.com or 501-7568.

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